By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A seventh minister of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government has resigned amid accusations of corruption. Ministro das Cidades (Minister of Cities) Mário Negromonte has been accused of awarding public work contracts to companies which are financial supporting his party. He denies the allegations.

Progressive Party (PP) leader Aguinaldo Ribeiro is set to take over from Negromonte.

The widely-anticipated resignation came after Brazil's Folha de São Paulo newspaper Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here